Rangers boss Stuart McCall against fixture change

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Stuart McCall has been critical of the decision to move Rangers' final game against Hearts.

Stuart McCall has told the Glasgow Evening Times he is against the fixture change, and he understands why Hibernian and Hearts have reacted angrily to the last day rescheduling in the Scottish Championship.

The battle for second place looks like it could go down to the wire, so the decision to move Rangers’ final game against Hearts to Sunday 3rd May is seen as a clear advantage for the Gers.

By the time Rangers kick-off at Tynecastle, Hibs will have already finished their game against promotion chasers Falkirk, leaving the Gers knowing exactly what they need to do, and perhaps taking the pressure off of the game.

This – as has been made clear by Hibs and Hearts – gives Rangers an advantage because they won't have the pressure of playing at the same time, as is usual on the last day of the season.

The move has been orchestrated by TV and McCall is insistent that Rangers didn’t request the game to be moved, and suggested that moving all of the games to the Sunday may be a viable option in solving the problem.

"I think every game on the last day of the season should be played at the same time,” he explained.

"But we've told by the TV, I believe, that it may be the case that the other games are moved to the Sunday ... I don't know. [It is] nothing to do with us.

"We've not asked for that, but if I was in Hibs' position, I would be annoyed. I was happy to play on the Saturday. We've not done it to try and gain an advantage - we've been told when to play. TV controls a lot of things.”

Rangers only secured a point away to Livingston on Wednesday night, meaning that they missed the opportunity to make a significant step away from Hibs, but one point is enough to leave Rangers in control of their own destiny.

If the SPFL are to keep the integrity of the Scottish game intact then the only option will be to move all the games to the Sunday, or take a stand against and insist that Rangers’ game is moved back to the original Saturday.

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